Rachel Carson: Preserving a Sense of Wonder

Book – Non-fiction. By Thomas Locker and Joseph Bruchac. 2004. 32 pages. The life of environmental activist Rachel Carson for upper elementary.

  • Themes: Environment & Food, Women's History | Reading Levels: Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8 | Resource Types: Books: Non-Fiction, Picture Books

9781555914820From a small town in Pennsylvania came a little girl who saw the magic in spring fog and heard the ocean’s song in her heart. This was the girl who one day would become the groundbreaking author of Silent Spring.

Combining Thomas Locker’s majestic artwork with Joseph Bruchac’s poetic text, Rachel Carson offers an educational and inspiring account of her life. Includes excerpts from Carson’s work and a timeline of major events. [Publisher's description.]

In this engaging biography, now updated, young readers will experience the enchantment of nature as seen through the eyes of the budding naturalist, while learning about her childhood, her accomplishments, and her passion for nature.

ISBN: 9781555916954 | Published by Fulcrum Group.


Fortieth anniversary edition of Rachel Carson’s watershed book with essays by Terry Tempest Williams and Rachel Carson biographer Linda Lear.

Portrait by Robert Shetterly, Americans Who Tell the Truth.

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  • This is still a Great Woman Theory of History interpretation. You might also see A People’s History of Environmentalism in the United States (Continuum, 2011), which puts working people at the center of the story.

    Response shared by cmontrie — September 5, 2014 @ 12:17 pm

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